Happy Friday, Readers.
In today’s post, I’m going to get a bit ‘ye olde’ on you… True, it won’t really be medieval because, well, I’m keeping it in the US today, but since today’s fantasy is a ‘Castle’, it just feels right to say. So, mount your faithful steed, lower the visor on your helm and prepare yourself for a visit to Gillette Castle in Connecticut.
Gillette Castle originally called Seventh Sister (for the chain of hills the estate occupied) was built by eccentric American actor, William Gillette (probably best know for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes) in 1914. He died with no heirs, so the State of Connecticut took over the property in 1943. It is now the Gillette Castle State Park, and after an $11 million restoration, it’s open to the public.
This first Photo is of the main facade of the castle. The photo comes to us from the website, “Popular wealth”.
The next photo is a different elevation. The photo is from the Dupont Castles Website, which is a neat website for all those readers out there who couldn’t get enough of David Macaulay’s Castle as a kid (not just me and Ash, right?)
Below is an interior shot, also from Dupont Castles:
The final interior picture is the grand Arts and Crafts style staircase. This photo comes from the ctrivervalley website.
Hope you enjoyed getting medieval! If you’re in or around East Haddam, CT, make sure you stop by Gillette Castle State Park and check this treasure out.